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Richardson High School


Overview

Student Enrollment
2,653
Best High School in Texas
#94
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District RICHARDSON ISD
Type Public
 Phone (469)593-3000
 Location 1250 W BELT LINE RD
RICHARDSON, TX 75080
Charter School No

Richardson High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Texas high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 94th in the best public high schools in Texas.

Demographics

Race

The Richardson High School student body is predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White27.2%721
Black20.1%532
Hispanic41.2%1,094
Asian Pacific7.7%204
Native American Indian0.5%12
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%1
Two or more races3.4%89

Family Income

vs. other Texas high schools
Lower 47.1%

43% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Texas high school median of 41.7%. By this measure, RICHARDSON H S students are largely middle income and rank 629th in Texas for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman794
Sophomore688
Junior614
Senior557
Total2,653

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 316th in Texas

Students at Richardson High School scored an average 80% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Texas Education Agency. Performance is somewhat above the state high school median of 73% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 26.8% of Texas high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85% to 89%*85%
Boys75% to 79%*73%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*50% or more*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% or more*90% to 94%*
Black75% to 79%*75%
Hispanic75% to 79%*70%
Multiracial50% or more*90% or more*
White90% to 94%*94%
With Disabilites45% to 49%*40% to 44%*
Limited English60% to 64%*30% to 34%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1036

The average SAT score for Richardson High School students in 2015 was 1036.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 106th in Texas

825 out of 1,171 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (70%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the Texas median rate of 33% and in the top 10% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 132nd in Texas

Richardson High School offers 27 AP courses. 36 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 89% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all Texas schools of 17%. Richardson High School had 840 taking AP exams with a 548 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 79% percentile and well above the state median of 42 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 65% 42%
Students enrolled in an AP class 36% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 36%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 33%
AP Courses Offered 27

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%15%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.8%20
Boys0.5%6
Girls1.1%14
Texas Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Texas Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students10.5%268
Boys14.7%189
Girls6.2%79
Texas Median11.7%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%43
Boys2%26
Girls1.3%17

Location

Richardson High School
1250 W BELT LINE RD
RICHARDSON, TX
75080
(469)593-3000

10 out of 10 1

District

RICHARDSON ISD
RICHARDSON, TX